måndag 5 september 2016

Fear and loathing in a galaxy far far away

Well I have as many before and after me become kind of a X-wing junkie. I actually got a Swedish version of the game from my wife soon after the initial release and I bought some of the iconic ships that came in the first waves especially the rebel ships. But I didn't play it that much, mainly because of other gaming commitments.  For long I frowned upon all the weird ships they were releasing.

But early this year one of my friends that lives in my neighborhood contacted me and asked if I wanted to play some X-wing after work. We played two more evenings that week, I was kind of saying "I will stick to the rebel ships". I bought some ships, and then I heard from a friend that had bought a substantial collection of x-wing ships recently. He had to many of the Imperial ships that I didn't have, so I went a head and bought them from him. Another friend that was getting out of the game had a gaming mat and some more ships... What do you know soon I had a massive collection of X-wing, how did this happened?

During this year I have attended many X-wing tournament, big and small. For many it seems that the advantage of X-wing is a good game mechanic, pre-painted models and/or list building options. But for me its really the amount of players and events to play, I have to play a game a lot to get good at it. One more thing that is great about it, even if its great for competitive play, we also had massive fun in my gaming group with Epic play (more points and larger ships) and we even played a co-op campaign.

So Dennis, when will we play again?

Some results:

13 Mars - Store Championship, Malmö 22/34

  • Prototype Pilot + Chardaan Refit
  • Prototype Pilot + Chardaan Refit
  • Keyan Farlander + Stay on Target + Advanced Sensors
  • Ten Numb + Mangler Cannon + Veteran Instincts

26 mars -  Store Championship, Gothcon 33/35

  • Academy Pilot
  • Academy Pilot
  • The Inquisitor + Push the Limit + Tie/v1 + Autothrusters
  • Krassis Trelix + Heavy Laser Cannon + Tactician

9 april - Store championship, Malmö 8/30
  • Binayre Pirate + Guidance Chips + Cluster Missiles
  • Binayre Pirate + Guidance Chips + Cluster Missiles
  • NDru Suhlak + Lone Wolf
  • Boba Fett + Heavy Laser Cannon + Crack Shot + Glitterstim
14 maj - Spring kit, Malmö

  • Results lost in space.

11 - 12 juni - System open: Naboo, Copenhagen
  • Whisper + Agent Kallus + Fire-controll system + Veteran Instincts + Advanced cloaking device
  • Captain Oicunn + Determination + Moff Jerjerrod + Intelligence Agent x2 + Proton torpedoes + Dauntless + Engine upgrade

2 juli Regional 2016, Malmö 20/36

  • Whisper + Veteran Instincts + Advanced Cloaking Device + Fire-Control System + Intelligence Agent
  • Captain Oicunn + Predator + Engine Upgrade + Emperor Palpatine + Rebel Captive

9 juli - Regionals 2016, Warcon 25/40

  • Green Squadron Pilot + A-Wing Test Pilot + Adaptability + Push the Limit + Autothrusters + Proton Rockets
  • Tycho Celchu + A-Wing Test Pilot + Daredevil + Push the Limit + Experimental Interface + Proton Rockets
  • Horton Salm + Twin Laser Turret + Plasma Torpedoes + R4-D6 + Guidance Chips
So whats next? Some summer kit playing both at home in Malmö and Kalmar. And by the way I just bought...